"Children Learning, Parents Earning, Communities Growing"
April 3, 2023 | Issue #14
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April 2023 Featured Agency Highlight
Solano Family & Children's Services
Community based public and private Alternative Payment Programs (APPs) support the needs of working moms and dads with access to child care and other supports earmarked to lift families up from poverty. During the pandemic, these programs have distributed emergency essential worker child care vouchers, family child care and center stipends & PPE, diapers, food and clothing. Throughout California, these APPs may also support parental choice to CalWORKs Stages 2 & 3, preschool and center-based programs, general child care, After School Education and Safety (ASES), Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), Family Child Care Home Education Networks (FCCHENs), transportation, behavioral & mental health services, respite, regional centers, health and safety, 21st Century, resource libraries, and Trustline.
Solano Family & Children's Services "is proud to share our agency Impact Report for 2022. Our State Legislators and the Governor held true to their commitment to provide additional supports to families and child care providers coming out of the pandemic and working to rebuild their lives and livelihood. By the end of 2022, our agency grew to 79 employees who work every day, committed to our mission, vision, and values that support parents/guardians, their children, and child care providers in Solano County. Our 2022 Impact Report represents the critical services that families, child care providers, and the community need to thrive."

Get to know them and the full scope of their work with their 2022 Impact Report highlighting how they are supporting the needs of family child care providers and families in Solano County.
Network and CAPPA 2023 Hybrid Joint Conference!
2023 Conference
Save the Date and join your peers for an amazing 2023 Joint Conference! The California Child Care Resource & Referral Network and the California Alternative Payment Program Association are excited to announce that we heard you and we will offer a joint conference in 2023 that has both an in-person and virtual option this Fall!

We are working with the Conference Committee to offer thoughtful, user-friendly options with keynote presentations, workshops, networking opportunities, and connection time with vendors. For those that are ready to connect in-person, we will once again be at the Double Tree Hotel in Sacramento. And for those that are not quite ready for in-person or like the conveniences that come with virtual attendance, we’ll have an option that is similar to the last three years. Regardless of the option that works best for your agency, we look forward to connecting, supporting and partnering with you!

Registration information, along with a preliminary conference program, will be released soon! At that time, online registration will be open, and attendees will be able to select from the in-person conference or the virtual conference. Those that register for the in-person option will also receive access to the virtual conference. Due to the cost of the in-person option, we are limiting the registration to 250. When registration opens, all agencies will have an opportunity to register a limited number of people by a specific deadline. If spaces remain after the deadline they will be made available to interested agencies.  
In-Person Conference Details
Date:    September 27 – 29, 2023
Time:   Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. to Friday at Noon
Location: Double Tree Hotel
                 2001 Point West Way
                 Sacramento, CA 95815
Cost:         Member Agencies, 3or more staff – $450
                 Member Agencies – $475
                 Non-Member Agencies - $650
Virtual Conference Details
Date: October 4 – 5, 2023
Time: Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. to Thursday at 4:30p.m.
Cost:   Member Agencies, 5 or more staff - $285
             Member Agencies - $309
             Non-Member Agencies - $435
We hope you can join us!


Members of the Legislature discussed the impact lack of access to child care is having on our poorest of families, which are largely headed up by single moms and predominantly women of color, resulting in their loss of employment.  
Our campaign goes beyond this exciting event. The ultimate goal of #ChildCareforCA is to get a critical mass of signed letters to Assembly Members and Senators so they know that this issue is important to Californians and to raise awareness among Californians about the child care crisis.

We will need your help to amplify the campaign, share the video, our new shareable two-minute animated film, which is housed at our campaign microsite and get letters signed. A recording of the live launch is hosted on CAPPA's website. We encourage you to use the social media toolkit to share with your networks through social media posts, links, emailing your mailing lists, and more.